Among the closures will be the store in Circle Centre in downtown Indianapolis—an original tenant in the mall when it opened in 1995. The only other Brookstone store in Indiana is at Indianapolis International Airport.
The two businesses closed this spring, but a new owner has purchased both shops and is reopening them under one name in the 96-year-old Irvington Masonic Lodge property, which also recently changed ownership.
The family-owned jewelry business, which first opened in Glendale Town Center in 1977 before moving just north of 96th Street in 1991, plans to close Aug. 31—unless a late-developing plan to sell the store comes to fruition.
There's trouble in toyland. Sales at the world’s three biggest toymakers—Lego A/S, Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc.—slumped during the crucial 2017 holiday season, and the outlook for 2018 isn’t much better.